Choosing to install a new furnace is a big decision. It’s not really something you think about until either your old furnace starts sputtering and dying or you’re constructing a new home.
It’s important to do your research and ask for an expert opinion to ensure you get the right one to suit your budget and your home. The right choice, if well-maintained, should last about 10-15 years while keeping your system running efficiently and your utility bills as low as possible.
So where do you begin?
Here at HeatSource Mechanical, we’ve been proudly providing HVAC services in the Mat-Su Valley and Eagle River for over 35 years. We’re happy to talk about your needs, help you make a decision, and take care of the installation process so your home can be toasty and warm again in no time.
Ready to talk about maximizing the efficiency of your HVAC system? Talk to our expert technicians about your needs when you schedule an appointment.
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Replacing an Old Furnace
Working with a new HVAC company is a little bit like preparing for a job interview. You should prepare a list of questions to ask the technician, and expect them to ask a few of you. This is really important, so you can make sure the technician is qualified, bonded and insured.
Questions to Ask the HVAC Company
- Does someone in management possess a Mechanical Administrators license?
- Does the company have a proper inspection and maintenance process?
- Does it have a regular training schedule for technicians?
- Are 50% or more of the technicians certified by a third party?
- What is the pass/fail policy for inspections?
- Does it have a confidentiality policy?
Questions the Technician Will Ask You
- How old is your furnace?
- Have the appliances been maintained and inspected annually by a licensed contractor?
- Have you had to perform any major repairs on your furnace in the last year?
These questions are really straightforward, but they will help the HVAC company assess whether your existing furnace can be repaired and salvaged or if it’s destined for the scrap heap. We support proactive maintenance over reactive repairs and replacements whenever it’s a viable option.
Curious about our philosophy? Read more about our repair vs. replacement policy.
Choosing a New Furnace
Lennox Residential is one of America’s leading providers of high-efficiency home comfort systems. The company started by manufacturing the world’s first riveted-steel furnaces in 1895 and still makes its own furnaces right here in the United States.
Its headquarters are based in Richardson, Texas, with a research and development facility based in Carrollton, Texas. It has factories in Marshalltown, Iowa, and Stuttgart, Arkansas, with a distribution center in Des Moines, Iowa. There are more than 6,000 independent Lennox Dealers nationwide.
Why are we telling you all this?
We’re a Dave Lennox Premier Dealer, which means our technicians are trained to deliver a level of comfort and service second-to-none. To maintain this status, we’re trained to design, install, service and maintain Lennox HVAC systems while consistently meeting and exceeding customer expectations. This is measured by an independent customer satisfaction program.
This is important because just like Lennox, we’re committed to quality. A furnace is an essential component of living in Alaska, and the right one will keep you comfortable for many years.
Just want to talk details? Learn more about our financing options.
Lennox Furnace Models
There are three different models we typically recommend, depending on your budget and the size of your home. All of them are high-efficiency and compatible with add-ons like smart thermostats.
SLP98V Variable-Capacity Gas Furnace
This is the quietest and most efficient furnace available on the market, with 98% AFUE. Imagine a furnace that not only makes you perfectly comfortable, but makes you feel better about your decision every month. Sounds good, right? Click here to learn more about this furnace.
EL296V High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace
This is a variable speed gas furnace with a 96% AFUE. It reduces electrical use by two-thirds (compared to a standard motor) and is designed to minimize temperature swings. It’s a great option. You can click here to read more and find out what other customers are saying.
ML195 Gas Furnace
This option balances energy efficiency with affordability. It has 95% AFUE and will allow you to take control of your bills without sacrificing comfort. Learn more.
Home improvement doesn’t have to stop with a new furnace. For example, you might like to add an air purification system or smart thermostat to keep your family health and maximize efficiency.
PureAir Air Purification System
This addition cleans the air in your home better than any other single system on the market. It uses UVA light technology to attack and destroy indoor air contaminants, including particles, mold, mildew, bacteria, odors and chemical vapors.
iComfort S30 Smart Thermostat
This smart thermostat offers remote control and active monitoring to help you save time and money while living comfortably. It has modern features like Smart Away Mode, which can detect whether you’re at home or not and act accordingly. It can also analyze factors like weather and humidity to optimize the “feels like” temperature inside your home. It’s compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and more.
Want to learn more? Click to shop air quality products or smart thermostats.
New Furnace Finance Options
As we said earlier, we understand that installing a new furnace is a big decision and it can make a big impact to your family’s budget. If you need a new furnace and installation, but don’t have the funds right now, ask us about our financing options when you schedule an appointment.
Ready to get started? Contact us on (907) 376-4130 or via our website.